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Breast Cancer Drugs Are Hiding In Bodybuilding Supplements

Max Workouts width='200px' style='float:left;padding:5px' /> Why might such a drug be present in a supplement aimed at gym rats? Because its also prescribed off-label to treat gynaecomastia, a condition where men grow enlarged breast tissue. Also known by the delightful slang terms of gyno or bitch tits, its a common side-effect of taking anabolic steroids. A 2012 report on human enhancement drugs explains that steroid users often take tamoxifen to prevent gynaecomastia, though its traditionally been sourced from the visite site illicit market. In this new work, researchers from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction and Liverpool John Moores found tamoxifen in a dietary supplement called Esto Suppress.Simon Brandt, one of the authors of the letter, explained in an email that they were first alerted to the situation by discussions on bodybuilding forums. The reason for this speculation came from the chemical name that was written on the label which pointed in that direction, he said. This particular product was also widely available from a number of online retailers and while some indications existed [where] the same chemical name was mentioned, others were seen to list a modified version of that name which did not always make much chemical sense. He characterised this case as hiding in plain sight, given that the drug was actually listed on the labelalbeit in quantities that didnt match up to the real values.
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